Unraveled : A Weaver's Tale of Life Gone Modern

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Unraveled : A Weaver's Tale of Life Gone Modern

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&quot;In this innovative and groundbreaking work, Betsy Krause artfully and seamlessly combines fiction, memoir, and ethnography into a compelling historical account of social life in rural Tuscany. Through her luminous prose and multiple narrative voices, Krause brings to life not only the political and economic trials and tribulations of social life in the Italian countryside, but also the ethical and representational burdens of transforming these often turbulent tales into evocative stories. Through her compelling and exceedingly well-written narratives, un-dramatic family episodes become dramatic, ordinary social lives become extraordinary, and the reader, swept into the unraveled universe of &quot;Unraveled, &quot; is wondrously transported across a portal into brave new world of ethnographic representation.&quot;--Paul Stoller, author of &quot;The Power of the Between: An Anthropological Odyssey&quot; <br />&quot;In this brilliantly conceived and deeply humane book, Elizabeth Krause delves into a transformation that has changed the lives of ordinary Italian women and men in the twentieth century: the onset of the 'quiet revolution, ' the transition from large- to small-size families. She approaches this change at the micro-historical level with grace and sophistication, but also tells us eloquently and honestly about her own encounter with the people whose life stories she has woven into her narrative. This book is a must-read not only for whoever is looking for the actual experiences behind what gets usually labeled--in alarmist terms--as the 'problem of low birth rates, ' but also for whoever is in search of new ways of communicating the ethnographic experience.&quot;--Silvana Patriarca, author of &quot;Numbers and Nationhood: Writing Statistics in Nineteenth-Century Italy&quot;

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